We've stayed in Austin for a day or two as the starting point on past road trips (one from Austin to Las Vegas, and another from Austin to Myrtle beach, SC). This time around we're staying n Austin for 6 days to discover more about the city. We love Austin and may even look at real estate while we're here.
We've been covering our trip in our food blog.
The first entry covers great and so-so Tex-mex:http://happymouth.ca/austin/
The second covers a hipster diner in Austin and the world-famous BBQ mecca, the Kreuz Market in Lockhart, TX http://happymouth.ca/austin-day-2-kreuz-market/
The third starts with breakfast at the Austin institution, the Magnolia Cafe, goes to San Antonio for lunch and then dinner at the Roller Derby! (not a restaurant - the ACTUAL roller derby.) http://happymouth.ca/texas-mish-mash/
That will get you caught up. We'll continue to post everyday as long as there's something to post!
Rob and Happy Mouth